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Ranking All Of Director Masaaki Yuasa’s Movies

“What are Masaaki Yuasa’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Yuasa’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by Masaaki Yuasa and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 4 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Film’s Of Masaaki Yuasa


6 ) Welcome to the Space Show (2010)

 Welcome to the Space Show (2010)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

Five children save the life of a dog-like alien while at a self-run summer camp. He attempts to reward them by taking them to an alien colony on the Moon. Events take a turn for the worse when his report on that attack that injured him causes passage from the Moon to the Earth to be banned, and children are stranded in space. The children need to find a way back home before camp ends and their parents discover that they are missing. They also have to avoid the poachers that injured their alien friend, and now seem to be stalking them all.


5 ) Kick-Heart (2013)

 Kick-Heart (2013)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

A love story between two people that each have a secret to hide. One a pro-wrestler, the other a Nun. Losing never felt so good.


4 ) Genius Party (2007)

 Genius Party (2007)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 4

The seven short films making up GENIUS PARTY couldn’t be more diverse, linked only by a high standard of quality and inspiration. Atsuko Fukushima’s intro piece is a fantastic abstraction to soak up with the eyes. Masaaki Yuasa, of MIND GAME and CAT SOUP fame, brings his distinctive and deceptively simple graphic style and dream-state logic to the table with “Happy Machine,” his spin on a child’s earliest year. Shinji Kimura’s spookier “Deathtic 4,” meanwhile, seems to tap into the creepier corners of a child’s imagination and open up a toybox full of dark delights. Hideki Futamura’s “Limit Cycle” conjures up a vision of virtual reality, while Yuji Fukuyama’s “Doorbell” and “Baby Blue” by Shinichiro Watanabe use understated realism for very surreal purposes. And Shoji Kawamori, with “Shanghai Dragon,” takes the tropes and conventions of traditional anime out for very fun joyride.


3 ) Lu Over the Wall (2017)

 Lu Over the Wall (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

The story takes place in a harbor town where a gloomy middle school student named Kai meets a mermaid named Lu.


2 ) Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (2017)

 Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (2017)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

A boy falls in love with his junior in a Kyoto college club, and struggles daily to be noticed by her. However, she is naïve and unsophisticated and is completely indifferent to him.


1 ) Mind Game (2004)

 Mind Game (2004)

Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

The film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.



Masaaki Yuasa’s Best Movies



Masaaki Yuasa Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Mind Game (2004) 1 1 1 1 1
Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017) 2 2 2 1 2
Lu over the Wall (2017) 3 3 4 3 3
Genius Party (2007) 4 4 3 4 4
Kick-Heart (2013) 4 4 4 4 5
Welcome to the Space Show (2010) 4 4 4 6 6

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